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December 7, 2006
Buying Glass Block Decorations
Where can you purchase a glass block Christmas decorations that are already made?
Decorating With Wood Frames
I purchased 8 x 10 inch wood frames with no glass, matting or back and was hoping to do some decorating with them. Does anyone have any ideas and tips to use them?
Chalk Stain on Microfiber
How do you get colored chalk out of the microfiber couch?
Hair Dye on Wood Trim
How do you remove Hair Dye from your wood trim or cabinets in your bathroom?
Water Spots in a Black Toilet
Does anyone know how to clean water spots out of a black toilet? I have a beautiful black toilet and it is full of water spots that are ugly! Any advice on how to get rid of them?
Stainless Steel Pan
My Stainless Steel Fry Pan was heated without anything in it and the metal is scorched. It doesn't seem to affect cooking, but is it still safe to use?
Sweetened Condensed Milk Dip
I am looking for a recipe that is a fruit dip using sweetened condensed milk.
Homemade Christmas Cards
How can I make the cutest christmas cards for my friends? They need to be cheap.
High Energy Drink Recipe
I am looking for a high energy drink that I can make in my blender every morning with things in my home. I know all about exercise and eating the right foods, but I need some energy to get me started.
Keeping Mice Out of a Dryer Vent
I'm having trouble keeping mice out of my dryer vent. They sneak right in through the louvers.
White Cheese Dip Recipe
I am looking for a white cheese dip recipe.
Small Decorative Sleigh
Does anyone have any suggestions as what I can put in a small decorative sleigh? The sleigh is gold and looks like it's made of rattan or something like that. I'd like to put it in my bathroom on my counter.
Which way do you set a ceiling fan in the winter?
Which way do you set a ceiling fan in the winter?
Record Album Cover Shoulder Bag
Here's a fun project. I got some cheesy record album covers from a thrift shop for 50 cents each, some vinyl, plastic tubing and grommets and made this record album cover shoulder bag.
Protecting Your Remote
If you have kids, you can prevent gooey and dirty hands from gumming up your remote control by placing it in a ziplock bag. They can still see the controls but can't gum up the buttons.
Inexpensive Closet Organizer
Plastic milk crates make great closet organizers for stacking clothing. The old sturdy milk crates are pretty hard to come by at this point, but you can purchase light weight plastic crates at the dollar store or department store that work just as well.
Start Your Day With a List
If you are generally disorganized, get a spiral notebook and start making lists. Start by writing today's date followed by everything you need to do that day.
Thread Wall Organizer
Keep spools of thread out of the way, but in plain view, by making this easy wall organizer. Cut a piece of plywood to the desired size and attach wall hangers on the top of it.
Untangle a Gold Chain
Can anyone tell me how to untangle a gold chain?
No Bake Santa Cookies
Here's a cute no bake Santa cookie to whip up on an hour's notice. Use Nutter Butter cookies from your local supermarket. Just dip top in (head end) melted white chocolate and sprinkle with red colored sugar.
Small Items to Send to Troops
I received an email with names of soldiers serving in Iraq who do not get any mail from home. I would like to send each of these soldiers a note of encouragement and support and I would like to enclose small items that they might like.
Burn Stain on Jeans
If I burned a small section of my jeans, is there any way I can save them? There is not an actual hole in the burned section, just a brown discoloration.
How do I fix frizzy doll hair?
I bought 2 used American Girl dolls for my daughter, they both have slightly frizzy hair. Does anyone know of a way to improve the hair so it will be less frizzy?
Measuring Honey. I haven't been baking for very long, maybe you already know this trick.
Replacing a Built-in Dishwasher With a Portable
My built in dishwasher quit and I have access to a portable. Is it possible and practical and fairly easy to replace the built in with a portable.
Cleaning Unpainted Plaster Walls
Our rented house has all plain, smooth, unpainted white plaster walls. It still looks good but over the years the plaster has dulled a bit, and doesn't look so fresh and white. Is there a safe way to clean plaster and bring back the whiteness?
Removing Egg From Stucco
How can I remove egg from stucco?
How Much is a 1962 Midge Barbie Worth?
I have a 1962 Midge Barbie doll, bubble haircut, red hair, and she is in perfect condition, no flaws at all. I bought her in 1962 when she was brand new.
Entomology Centerpiece Ideas
I am planning a college graduation for my husband. He is majoring in entomology (insects) and I need ideas for centerpieces without creeping the guests out!
Paste Marks on Wallpaper
How do you remove paste marks from new wallpaper. I sponged with warm water when it was newly hung but it didn't work.
Preventing Bleach Stains on Clothing
Preventing Bleach Stains on Clothing. I live in a dorm at school, none of the kids are supposed to use bleach, but of course they do. I've been the lucky person to put clothes in after they are done and have had 3 very nice shirts with bleach stains. How can i prevent this?
Water Marks on Velvet
Does anyone know how to remove water marks from good velvet? The dry cleaner had no luck. Rain splattered onto a vintage velvet coat and in spots, nap is flat. Any ideas?
Human Urine Stains
I can't seem to find much info about human urine. During our awful ice storm my elderly mother-in-law stayed with us and wet on my sofa, no amount of cleaning is helping the smell. What will take out the smell.
Apple Pie A La Mode Tea
Recipe for Apple Pie A La Mode Tea. Prepare tea as usual (with tea bag and boiling water), add Coffeemate and sweetener. Top with Reddi Whip.
Bring to a boil and put chicken pieces into sauce. Cook at a rolling boil for 5 minutes, then drain and put on hot grill until both sides are golden brown.
Becky's Magic Mushrooms
Though I am not a real mushroom fan, I have heard that this recipe is a really fantastic one.
Foamy Hand Soap From Bubble Bath
Foamy Hand Soap From Bubble Bath. My son is always adding water to my soap dispensers. He thinks they are toys, I guess. One day, he poured bubble bath into my empty foamy dispenser and added water. Nothing came out, but I decided to try to add more water and (viola!) I had foamy hand soap.
More Of Great-Grandma's Cures: Diarrhea Remedies
More Of Great-Grandma's Cures: Diarrhea Remedies. Drink a mixture of black pepper in boiled milk to control diarrhea. Or try rhubarb boiled in water, mashed and strained. Sugar may be added for better taste.
Three Meals for $4.00
Three meals for $4.00. My tip is to be ready to adapt and succeed. If you find yourself in unexpected circumstances, allow for it.
Wheat Bread With Flax Seed
Enjoy the wonderful flavor of this homemade wheat bread with your next meal.
Removing Poster Paint from Skin
How do I get poster/finger paint off my toddler's hands? She was at preschool today, and her hands are stained blue up to her elbows?
Wicker Wishing Well
I am looking for a wicker type wishing well.
Cough Drop Stain on Clothing
My father left a cherry halls cough drop in his 60/40 shirt pocket. It went through the wash and dryer. There's a quarter size stain at the bottom of the pocket and on the front buttoning band.
Gift Ideas for Someone You Just Started Dating
What do you get someone that likes to figit a lot, I don't really know what he likes we just started dating and I am lost. I just don't know what to get him.
Getting a Loan With Bad Credit
Getting a Loan With Bad Credit. Is there any place that will give you a loan, not a payday loan, when you have very bad credit, no home ownership, but do have a full time job?
Mr. Clean Collectible Doll
Mr. Clean Collectible Doll. I have come across a old Mr. Clean doll. I remember my mom having it when I was a little girl. I contacted the Mr Clean company and asked if it was concidered an antique.
How does epsom salt affect plant growth?
How does epsom salt affect plant growth?
Flying Vs. Driving
I'm traveling 800 miles for the Christmas holiday and I'm trying to decide if I should fly or drive. The flight is about 2 hours, the drive would be about 14. I'm on the fence because I don't know which way is safer and the most practical.
Giving a Large Gift
I am looking for a creative way to give a gift that can not be wrapped because it is too big and it also needs to stay outside?
Gifts for Those Who Have Everything
Gifts for Those Who Have Everything. Almost everyone has that one family member who seemingly has everything and recites the vow, "Don't buy me anything," each holiday.
Struggling Peace Plant
This question regards a houseplant. It is a peace plant that I have had for about seven months. It was repotted after several months. It looked healthy and beautiful for a long time, but somewhere along the line, I started over-watering it.
Relax and Breathe Easy With Houseplants
Over the years, different types of houseplants have come in and out of fashion. In the mid-70s it was all about ferns and foliage. In the mid-80s it was orchids, and in the 90s, short-lived flowering houseplants seemed to be the rage.
Pulp vs. Petroleum: The Debate Over Artificial...
I know people who struggle with cutting down live trees for Christmas, because I'm one of them. I can't stand the thought of cutting down a gorgeous tree just to uphold a holiday tradition.
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